Now Offering Cardiology!
Heart of Texas is proud to announce that Dr. Julia Lindholm has joined our team and is now providing cardiology services. Our goal has always been to offer our referral partners and patients world-class veterinary services from emergency care to specialty medicine.
Cardiology Services Offered at Heart of Texas:
- Cardiac physical exam including heart murmur evaluation
- Intensive care hospitalization for cardiac emergencies
- Congestive heart failure (CHF) diagnosis and management
- Echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound) with spectral, tissue, and color-flow Doppler
- Echocardiogram with agitated saline contrast evaluation for shunt detection (Bubble Study)
- Electrocardiography (ECG/EKG) for evaluation of heart rate and heart rhythm
- Holter monitoring (24-hour ECG) of heart rhythm in the home environment
- Telemetry monitoring of heart rhythm in hospitalized patients
- Cardiac arrhythmia diagnosis and management
- Radiography to assess the lungs for cardiac complications
- Blood pressure evaluation
- Pulmonary hypertension diagnosis and management
- Pre-anesthesia cardiac screening
- Pre-Adriamycin AKA doxorubicin (chemotherapy) cardiac screening
- Heartworm disease diagnosis, staging, and therapy
- Pericardiocentesis for diagnostic assessment and/or therapeutic treatment pericardial effusion
- Thoracocentesis for pleural effusion
- Abdominocentesis for diagnostic assessment and/or therapeutic treatment of abdominal effusion
Meet Julia Lindholm, DVM
Dr. Julia Lindholm, a Massachusetts native, spent most of her childhood growing up in the south including, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas. She decided to stick with Texas and attended Texas A&M University for veterinary school. From there, she had a rotating medicine and surgery internship at Purdue University in Indiana, which was followed by a cardiology internship at MedVet Cincinnati in Ohio. Dr. Lindholm spent three years at Angell-MSPCA in Boston for a Cardiology Residency. During her cardiology training, she had the opportunity to work not only with cats and dogs, but also with rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, chinchillas, ferrets, snakes, hedgehogs, meerkats, kemp's ridley and loggerhead turtles, African painted dogs, a hippo, and a gorilla. She also spent time at Boston Children's Hospital and Dell Children's Hospital, learning advanced interventional cardiology.
Outside of cardiology, Dr. Lindholm’s passion is horses. She coached the equestrian team at Texas Tech for three years and then rode hunters and jumpers full time before attending veterinary school. She still rides and hopes to have a horse of her own again very soon. Currently, Dr. Lindholm has two Manx cats and is on the lookout for a dog to fit into the mix.